Chapter 14. Optical Aspects of Solids

  1. Richard J. D. Tilley

Published Online: 1 JUL 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0470020849.ch14

Understanding Solids: The Science of Materials

Understanding Solids: The Science of Materials

How to Cite

Tilley, R. J. D. (2005) Optical Aspects of Solids, in Understanding Solids: The Science of Materials, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470020849.ch14

Author Information

  1. Emeritus Professor, University of Cardiff, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JUL 2005
  2. Published Print: 27 JUL 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470852750

Online ISBN: 9780470020845

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Keywords:

  • electromagnetic spectrum;
  • photons;
  • incandescence;
  • Refractive index;
  • dispersion;
  • dielectric mirrors;
  • Mie scattering;
  • photonic crystals

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The electromagnetic spectrum

  • Sources of light

  • Colour and appearance

  • Refraction and dispersion

  • Reflection

  • Scattering

  • Diffraction

  • Fibre optics

  • Nonlinear optical materials

  • Energy conversion

  • Nanostructures

  • Answers to introductory questions

  • Further reading

  • Problems and exercises